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Trash Found Littering Ocean Floor in Deepest-Ever Sub Dive

Published: 
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 1:48pm

On the deepest dive ever made by a human inside a submarine, a Texas investor and explorer found something he could have found in the gutter of nearly any street in the world: trash.

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Beaches look like trash dumps after multiple storms in Southern California

Published: 
Sun, 02/10/2019 - 4:12pm

Recent storms may have given Los Angeles a fresh feeling, but all that rainwater has to go somewhere.

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Remember That $20 Million Ocean Cleanup Project? It Isn’t Working.

Published: 
Thu, 01/03/2019 - 5:54pm

Organizers for The Ocean Cleanup, which launched the project in September, already had their work cut out for them—the floating garbage patch is made up of an estimated 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic, which has coalesced into a field of debris twice the size of Texas, weighing in at 88,000 tons (that’s the equivalent of 500 jumbo jets, yikes).

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American Airlines Joins Efforts To Eliminate Plastic Straws, Stirrers

Published: 
Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:38pm

American Airlines announced Tuesday that it is joining global corporate and government efforts to reduce plastic waste by removing plastic straws from its airport lounges, the first of several planned steps.

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Protecting your skin and saving baby corals doesn't have to be mutually exclusive

Published: 
Tue, 07/10/2018 - 5:17pm

Beach season is officially in full swing, with Americans heading to the coast to swim, lounge, camp, party and generally cool off from the heat-drenched cities. And because we’ve been so well trained to avoid the harmful ultraviolet rays that cause skin cancer, most beachgoers will be mindful to slather on a generous coating of sunscreen.